Luke’s Birthday Party

Luke’s Big Day

We had so much fun celebrating Luke’s 2nd birthday!  Josh made him pancakes, and then took the kids on some errands, while Mom and I finished decorating and making food.  We ended up with a full house and a gorgeous day, which made entertaining so many much more manageable!  I felt very relaxed through it all, with all the help, and just being with friends.  Some were unable to make it, but we felt very blessed by those who were able to come and celebrate with us!

The party had an UP theme because of Luke;s love for the movie and balloons.  In my opinion, it was a big hit!  (I am posting later in the week on the details of the actual planning and throwing of an UP party).  Anyway, Rachel N, did an amazing job on all the artwork.  You need to check out her website.

Russell & Dug (painted by RC Nigh)

Kevin (painted by RC Nigh)

Mr. Frederickson

Party Stuff

The back garden

The food

The banner I made

Luke seeing the balloons for the first time

It's smart to be friends with an awesome artist who likes you enough to practically throw your party for you!

Christy, Angie, and one of the twins Matty, I think!)

Jon and Rachel N.

Serge, Adelaide, and Dimitri, our friends from church

Shaun, Joy, and Augustine

Outdoor fun- we hunted for Kevin's eggs!

Rachel N and me

Justin and Shaun (& Augustine)

Adelaide and Joy

Christy and me

The Ellis ladies (& Callum's back)

Melissa and Callie

RO- our resident photographer

McGarry Fam, including brand-new Ewan!

Malones (minus Rebes, of course)

Adelaide and Jenna

Luke and Morgan hangin' out

Pin the house on Paradise Falls (also painted by RC Nigh)

Racehl N, Mom, Joy, and Augustine

The kids and me

I can be quite serious.

And I can find things quite funny....like when Joy gives Luke Pringles for his birthday b/c he LOVES them so.

Blowing out the candle!

The rest of the day

Hangin' onto a balloon after a 3 1/2 hour birthday snooze

Opening presents from family

Birthday Dinner & Ice Cream at Burger King

Playing with his new hard hat

Playing with birthday stickers

Trying to play with his Matchbox Cars Carrying Case, which involved boxing out his sister.

Comments

  1. Nana Phyllis says:

    WOW! What a blessing to have such a talented artist friend, a talented photographer friend and a wonderful family to throw such a great birthday party for LUKE! Pictures are great and such fun to see. Luke looks so grown up. Love seeing all your friends and their families. Hope to talk soon.

  2. Andrea G says:

    What a fun theme and party! I love the posters! The egg hunt was a great idea too! I am sure Luke with carrying his matchbox carrying case around everywhere. Happy Birthday Luke!

  3. Bravo Mom! Crazy thing, but here in the DR you don’t open gifts at the party!

  4. It was a great day for Luke! Emily did a fantastic job on making everything special for him – the party was great (thank you Rachel for the wonderful art!!), and Luke has been enjoying his new toys and movies today!

  5. Looks like a blast! Your friend is amazingly talented-awesome artwork. Luke is precious:)

  6. WOW! What a blessing to have such a talented artist friend, a talented photographer friend and a wonderful family to throw such a great birthday party for LUKE! Pictures are great and such fun to see. Luke looks so grown up. Love seeing all your friends and their families. Hope to talk soon.

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